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National Nutrition Month

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During this year's National Nutrition Month Exit Disclaimer, registered dieticians and nutrition and food experts across America are encouraging people everywhere to eat healthier, not by eliminating sweets and salt, but by making a lifestyle change.

The message is simple: "Eat Right with Color" Exit Disclaimer. By creating a meal with different colored fruits and vegetables on your plate, you're more likely to get a variety of nutrients that benefit your entire body, instead of just one facet of your life.

What we eat has a huge impact on the level of health and energy we have each day, how the body responds to germs, viruses or disease and, as we often hear in the news today, on our size. While much time and attention has been given to the role food plays on the topics of weight gain and obesity, it's important to remember that food also impacts the issue of disease. The right nutrients can help an ailing body recover, while too much of the wrong foods can help lead a healthy body toward chronic disease.

Diabetes, heart disease, hypertension are all affected by what goes into our digestive system. And although a person may be predisposed to these diseases, based on their family history, making the right food choices can lead toward healthier outcomes. So check the facts below and then find out some new fruit and veggie choices that would make your plate a little bit more colorful and make your life a little bit healthier.

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The Fundamentals of Social Marketing in Native Communities
March 10, 2011, 1-2 p.m.
Abstract: Good nutrition is a fundamental part of care for all of us, however it is especially important for people living with HIV/AIDS, diabetes or other health conditions. During the month of March, this webinar will bring together two observances National Nutrition Month® which promotes making informed food choices as well as developing healthy eating and activity habits and the fifth National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, which promotes creating awareness of the risk of HIV/AIDS to Native communities and decreasing the occurrence of HIV/AIDS among Native people.
Contact: Evonne Bennet-Barnes at
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